From Forsoothsayer, on Unnecessary, and not very diverting, musings blog: 

On the first two days of Eid in Cairo, a mob of hundreds of men swept through downtown attacking and sexually assaulting random girls in an animalistic display that must boggle every mind. Apparently, the utter lack of basic decency, respect for women, or the rule of law was not confined to Ramadan alone – in fact, Ramadan was the only thing suppressing the baser instincts of these men. I feel sick at heart, and may never spend time downtown again, as it seems we women are actively in danger there. Will Cairo one day be like Mogadishu, where every woman is raped before she turns 16?

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Today is Samhain. Heart has declared this a day of remembrance for all women who have been murdered, tortured, or persecuted, simply for being women. The charge against these women was Witchcraft. Little proof was ever needed to ‘prove’ the charge of witchcraft, and countless tens of thousands of women (and a few men) were executed. Prior to their execution, many suffered various forms of torture in order for them to ‘confess’ their ‘guilt’.

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This is such an appropriate first post for this blog now that it has moved to Wordpress. Thanks to Laura (and Sparkle) via the F-Word blog. Someone suggested the author may be Flea, however, I have checked the archives back to 01 Sep 2005 and cannot find it. It is also similar to a post that BB (The Rapist Checklist) did back in November 2005.

A lot has been said about how to prevent rape. Women should learn self-defense. Women should lock themselves in their houses after dark. Women shouldn’t have long hair and women shouldn’t wear short skirts. Women shouldn’t leave drinks unattended. Hell, they shouldn’t dare to get drunk at all. Instead of that bullshit, how about:

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Welcome to A Speakout on Male Violence, which has now moved over to its new home at WordPress.

All of the old posts and comments have been moved over, and comments have now been closed at the old site.

In a thread discussing the recent school shooting of 10 Amish schoolgirls, Heart at Women’s Space/The Margins has written a brilliant comment regarding the war of terror on women.

I don’t think men have to be conscious, intentional misogynists in order to terrorize women. In fact, I think there are very few Marc Lepines– men who consciously, intentionally hate women and decide to terrorize them.

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So you don’t believe me?

Check out Amananta’s latest post on her blog “How long before they admit it“. It is a brilliant post cataloguing just one month’s crimes against women – and these were just the ‘newsworthy’ ones.

Of my favourite comments so far, from angryandqueer, was:

“You know, one aspect of this that troubles me is the way so many woman-killers or girl-killers so easily substitute one female for another. Only by this logic can a man exact “revenge” against his ex-wife by shooting a bunch of other females who are completely unconnected to his life. And the sad thing is that this logic is innately understood by people who hear or talk about these events without ever being questioned.”

Jennifer (Truth About Rape Campaign) gives her analysis of the recent case of a ‘Mr Nice Guy‘ who was in reality, a despicable teen predator. He was only caught through an investigation of theft.

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Jennifer (Truth About Rape Campaign) gives her views on the sentencing that was increased by the Appeal Court.

Please first read the article “Rape judge slammed for leniency” from the BBC website.

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From ‘Liberation’ newspaper, Wednesday 13th September 2006, and

Seven members of the parisian riot police (CRS) are facing sentences of up to twenty years imprisonment for the rape of three eastern european prostitutes in April 2003. Three of the men admitted to the rapes during an internal police inquiry and are charged with aggravated rape, while four others are charged with complicity. Only one of the women will be present at the court proceedings as the others have – understandably – fled from fear of reprisal from the men.

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Events in Sussex last year in which Jane Longhurst tragically and horrifically threw the spotlight on another form of extreme material on the internet — violent pornography in which children and women are depicted as the victims of rape, torture and asphyxiation.

There has been remarkable progress in a comparatively short period, as politicians and the public have responded positively to the call for a crackdown on both violent pornography and encrypted child pornography.

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